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Play Pen: The Performativity of Protesting

Continuing our Play Pen series in which we invite our community to reflect on the role of artistic expression in times of disunity and conflict, our artistic intern shared her thoughts on the idea of protest as performance. Isabel Hellman is sophomore at Columbia University studying Human Rights with a specialization in theatre. Read her […]

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Feb 10, 2017

Join Us February 9 for an Idea Lab Event Launching Villa

This Thursday, February 9, in anticipation of our New York premiere of Villa by Guillermo Calderón, The Play Company will be hosting “A Conversation on Human Rights: Making Historical Memory into Present Action” in collaboration with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Historical Memory Project, CCNY Division Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE, and the Museum […]

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Feb 6, 2017
New York

VILLA: How we remember acts of violence

VILLA Connections in the United States Now that we’ve rung in the new year, The Play Company is already gearing up for its next production, Villa. Written by Guillermo Calderón, Villa centers around the decision over what to do with the remains of the Villa Grimaldi, a torture center active during the Pinochet regime in Chile.  Directed by […]

Tags: Guillermo Calderón, Memorials, Pulse Nightclub, Shootings, Villa

Jan 6, 2017

Play Pen: Davis McCallum

What is Play Pen?   In light of the deep divisions reflected in conflicts around the world today, we at The Play Company found ourselves looking for new ways to bring our community together through artistic expression.  In the spirit of this idea, we created Play Pen, an ongoing project that invites artists to respond to […]

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Tags: Davis McCallum, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Play Pen, Shakespeare

Dec 14, 2016
New York

WEEK 6: GLOBAL DISSIDENCE – Five Countries and their Dissident Art

We’re only three weeks away our from our next production Caught, an art-theatre hybrid from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday-Evans. Caught centers on the work of a certain Chinese dissident artist, so this week our theme is GLOBAL DISSIDENCE. Today, we’ll be looking at the current state of dissident art around the world. CUBA Cuba has a long history of […]

Jul 26, 2016
New York

WEEK 5 BEGINNINGS: Christopher Chen in the Brooklyn Rail

Rehearsals are off and running for our upcoming production of Caught, a genre-bending art-theatre hybrid from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday-Evans, and we could not be more excited! Check out The Brooklyn Rail’s ‘In Dialogue’ interview between Matthew Paul Olmos and Christopher Chen. They discuss Chen’s “distinctive and exhilarating form of storytelling”, his multicultural perspective, and the genesis […]

Jul 21, 2016
New York

WEEK 5 BEGINNINGS: Special event at MOCA!

And we’re off and running! This week marks the start of our rehearsals for Caught, a genre-bending new piece from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans. We’re also excited to announce that The Play Company and the Museum of Chinese in America are presenting a special sneak preview event! Join us on July 28th at 7pm […]

Jul 18, 2016
New York


As you may know, we’re gearing up for our next production Caught, a genre-bending new work which centers on the work of a certain dissident Chinese artist. In honor of Caught, this week our theme is SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA. We are very lucky to be partnering with Klein Sun Gallery, one of the foremost galleries in the world specializing […]

Jul 12, 2016
New York


In honor of our upcoming production of Caught, an art-theatre hybrid from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans, our theme this week is BLURRING BOUNDARIES. We’re looking at the inventive ways artists blur the traditional lines of art and performance. Today, we’ll be looking at the fascinating world of “heuristic” or idea art. Rather than creating physical artworks […]

Jul 8, 2016
New York


In anticipation of our next production Caught, an exciting art-theatre hybrid from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday-Evans, our theme this week is BLURRING BOUNDARIES. Check out these five upcoming performances that merge mediums to creating exciting hybrid art! 1. The Paper Hat Game by Torry Blend at 3 Legged Dog, June 22 – July 17 A puppetry-projection-theatre hybrid from puppeteer […]

Jul 6, 2016
New York